Published: Thu, June 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

My 2 Cents: NSA Contractor Leaks Classified Intelligence Report

My 2 Cents: NSA Contractor Leaks Classified Intelligence Report

But Kirakou and other security experts have said that by sharing images of the printed leaked document, the reporters may have inadvertently led authorities straight to victor.

"I just thought it was some scam", Lewis said Tuesday.

The family of an intelligence contractor who allegedly leaked a highly classified document about Russian interference in the USA election told NBC News that "she would not jeopardize anybody's safety". Somewhat technologically proficient people, especially officials within the intelligence community like the NSA, are able to analyze the configuration of the extremely faint marks and precisely determine when and where the documents were printed, according to Robert Graham, a cybersecurity expert.

How successful that effort was, and what kind of data may have been stolen, remains an unanswered question, the NSA report says. (For more on Tuesday's coverage of victor, see NewsBusters.) But NBC and CBS didn't include those attacks. The Reporter took pictures of the documents and sent them to the Contractor. All voting in Florida is done on paper ballots so we can always refer to the original record.

"They tend to seek detention when they prosecute cases", he said.

The document said Russian military intelligence "executed cyber espionage operations against a named US company in August 2016 evidently to obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solutions, according to information that became available in April 2017".

Billie Winner-Davis and Gary Davis did not respond to BuzzFeed News' requests for comment Monday.

The website said the first targets were companies that provide local governments with software programs for organizing voter registration records.

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The Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office designed its own software and does not contract with VR Systems.

Spear-phishing is an information-gathering technique directed at specific individuals or companies, which often uses fake e-mails as a way to extract passwords from unwitting targets.

A judge has scheduled a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court to determine whether to allow victor to be released on bond pending trial. He said Moscow categorically denies "the possibility" of the Russian government being behind it. In Moscow, a Kremlin spokesman categorically denied Tuesday that Moscow had tried to hack the USA elections.

On June 3, victor was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at her home in Augusta, Georgia, in which she allegedly admitted "intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue, " according to the affidavit, which said she also allegedly admitted "removing the classified intelligence reporting from her office space, retaining it, and mailing it from Augusta, Georgia, to the news outlet, which she knew was not authorized to receive or possess the documents".

The Intercept published a story on Monday about a leaked NSA report that suggests Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before last year's presidential election.

"Some things are in the public interest", he said.

"At this stage, all I can say is that my client has no prior criminal history", he said. "But we work very hard and take great pride in the security that we have". Associated Press writer Jeff Martin in Atlanta contributed to this report.

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